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. >> at the white house, with president obama called other heads of state and the aides met for two hours in the situation room, u.s. policy emerged more clearly, centered on individual and multilateral sanctions. weapons embargo and asset freezes. at the same time, secretary of state clinton ordered suspension of all operations at the u.s. embassy in tri poe lie and 19 officers in the building with spirited out of the country on chartered flight to istanbul. a top aide explained what triggered the decision. >> chaos in the street, gunfire begin. >> they have lost control over swath of the country in the east where the opposition figures are forming the ad hoc committee to restore law and order signaled most oil contracts will be upheld. the obama administration made clear the u.s. has yet to open up its own dialogue with the libyan rebels who may run the country. >> i'm not aware of the discussions that we may be having with different folks in libya. >> we have had discussions with other leaders who have been in touch with opposition figures. >> the u.n. human rights council voted to con
's our top story tonight. >>> another huge story today, president obama as of today will not defend -- will not defend the constitutionality of the defense of marriage act, doma, his attorney general will not go into the act to enforce the two big provisions, the one keeping provisions of one state affecting another state and the policy, that only a marriage between a man and woman will be recognized until federal law. that's a huge victory for gay rights activists and a big debate tonight on "hardball." >>> the republicans act like they're ready for a fight. so do democrats. history shows when that's the case, you get a fight. watch this battle of chicken when neither truck wants to swerve. government shutdown on the way. both sides think this is a fight they can win, and who is right? >>> yawn thune says he's sitting out 2012, back president obama will be too touch to beat. we're going to check in with the "hardball" strategists on that point. watch what happened when someone scut newt gingrich how he squares his personal marital history with his professed values. time timely this
obama's comments on the situation, but we begin with correspondent mike tobin live in madison. good evening. >> reporter: capital grounds are swarming with people, putting pressure on scott walker. 14 democrats, however, are missing. those are the state senators that crossed state lines to prevent passage of the budget repair bill. components of the weakened collective bargaining the essence of union strength. >> this is what a governor gets when he threatens the power of the union. >> in a state where teachers' salaries and benefits total to more than $87,000 per year, 2.7% higher than the national average they understand the need to ante up for health care and a pension but the collective bargain they say is untouchable. >> i'm still willing to take the pay cuts but what i'm scared about we don't know where it will end. because all of our protection electing gone. >> scott walker wants the state legislature to pass a bill that would end the collective bargaining rights for public employees and in turn, increase their healthcare and pension payments. he says it will help ease the s
holder, president obama has concluded he can no longer defend a federal law defining marriage as only between a man and woman. >> the justice department says it has concluded that that provision of the law, declining to recognize marriages in states where they're permitted, is unconstitutional. >> even you're evolving. >> you're not going to change his mind. >>> good evening. governor scott walker has insisted day after day that his budget repair bill is about saving money and not about union busting. but in a phone conversation with a man he believed to be billionaire david koch, walker let down his guard and said it. >> this is about public-sector unions. you essentially are having taxpayers money being used to pay to lobby for spending more of taxpayers money. it is absolutely ridiculous. it is not just what walker said about unions that has excited the governor's critics, it is his staff's desperate eagerness to put a man who he said was koch on with their boss, without feeling any need to check if it actually was mr. koch. that seems to put another check mark in the column of bou
appreciate your time. tonight in our text survey >>> the day after president obama released his budget, he held a press conference to defend it, and issued his first veto threat to the republican house. >> what weighs ten pounds and pleases nobody? >> not good to get a head line on the first day. >> president obama is back to a campaign message on budget cutting. >> we have to be careful. again, let's use a scalpel, not a machete. >> called a budget cut, not a budget massage. >> he is playing a delicate game. >> the government's credit card is on fire. >> where the president cuts with a scalpel,republicans are cranking up the chain saw. >> house republicans prepare to offer their deep spending cuts. >> president obama effectively punting it. >> republicans will not punt. everything is on the table. >> the republicans accuse the president of punting and then to punt back. >> the gop is saying that the president punted on this. >> republicans have punted for the past year on all these issues. >> it is going to get boring. >> why are republicans already saying they won't compromise? the tea p
own people . president obama signals a willingness to give a little on health care and wisconsin's governor said it is time for a budget deal or lay offs. live from our studio in washington, this is a special report. good evening i am bret baier. as libya leader qaddafi defies ordering air strikes. we have new reports was fighting in streets of lib yampt they are trying to expand control of the country. president and un ambassador seemed to kick american diplomacy to apply more pressure to qaddafi as the violence escalated. the libyan leader laughed off a interview about stepping down. amateur video and date and location unknown and depicted continued fighting in libya streets in eastern towns site of a fierce battle for control of the airport won by the rebels. protestors can see seen. the qaddafi regime bombed the rebel. forces could be seen massing and moammar qaddafi maintained a tight grip. >> police demand more from the dictators son. >> support and arms are on the way and everything is fine. we are going to be victorous. >> in geneva secretary clinton announced a plan to a
it. >>> getting more republican reaction to the obama administration's handling of the egyptian crisis. speaker john boehner said the white house dealt with ton rest as best it could. >> egypt's been a strong ally 0 the united states for 30 years and this is clearly a very complex situation. but when people are crying out for freedom, when they're crying out for democracy, i think our country has a responsibility to listen. >> and do you think president obama did it efficiently, effectively? >> i think they have handled a difficult situation about as well as it could be handled. >> senator john mccain said the united states should have anticipated what happened in egypt. >> we should have seen this coming when the egyptian government failed to move forward with a process of demott riization. >> some of the harshest criticism of former governor of minnesota pawlenty hoping to run against president obama in 2012 slamming the administration for a quote nearly incoherent response. >> what should president obama have said to the protesters? what would you have done with the first ins
with ce cenk uyger. >>> president obama's budget cuts go towards the right. did the right give him any credit for it? what do you think? here's what he got for his effo efforts. nothing. tens of thousands of protesters march in the streets s os of t as tear gas is used on them. i'm going to debate tonight on the social revolution in iraq opinion plus, exposing a huge divide in the republican party. they're booing and hollering at each other. and ron fall is driving the accomplishment crazy. who's right and who's wrong? an explosive associated press speci special. an investigation shows dead detainees with zero accountability. a reporter reveals all the details tonight. now today, president obama rolled out hids nes nearly $4 trillion budget. it axes $1 trillion in programs for the next ten years. let's look at the numbers. he has cut $200 billion over the next two years. $200 billion in saving s. that's got to do it, right? that's a huge amount to cut. let's do math. i like math on this program. as you remember, nay just had an $858 billion in tax cuts over the next two years. when yo
of the revolution in egypt. tonight what you need to know about how the right plans to run against president obama. if this is the starting lineup i can only imagine what characters they have sitting on the bench. today the unrest erupted in yemen and bahrain and iran. there's no footage, of course, because they won't allow it but our producer reports thousands have gathered and fought with security forces in tehran. could we be witnessing the start of a new iranian revolution and you might even end up having a republic over there. obama presents his budget. is what he showed us and the republicans today a lure, a first attempt to bring both sides together and cut the debt? and glenn beck may be losing it. what else can you say when he say the communists are behind the egyptian revolution. and the islamists are trying to infiltrate the american right-wing. let's begin with the right-wing jamboree called cpac. the washington bureau chief for mother jones and msnbc political analyst and josh marshall is founder of talking points memo. here's a taste of what we heard at cpac didn't interesting things
president obama says he's a christian, there's no beating back the drumbeat from the right that he's a muslim or something like it. check out this graphic moment from fox news of a franklin's focus group with republican caucus voters in iowa. >> i believe that he is a muslim. >> you do? >> yes. >> how many of you believe that here? wow. >> well, that's ten raised hands out of 25 republican caucus voters. 40%. they believe this nonsense apparently. remember, these are the folks who picked the next gop presidential nominee. the iowa republican caucus-attenders. republicans, religion, and realty, our top story tonight. >>> plus, suspicions confirmed. when all those tea partiers won in november they threatened republicans, we thought. now they help vote down an extension of the patriot act. orrin hatch is so afraid of getting primaried, it looks like he crashed a tea party event last night. >>> it's the right wingers who talk about freedom and liberty, so why are they lining up behind the old guard and egypt and not the supporters, people in tahrir square? could it be that they see fre
obama in 2007. >> and understand this, if american workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when i'm in the white house, i'll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself and walk on that picket line with you as president of the united states ofç america, because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner. >> oh, that is so true. where is that man? where is he? what happened? now that you're in the white house you couldn't find a comfortable pair of shoes to get out there on that picket line. he said i'll be right there with you. since thursday, not a word, not a word. what has he done since collective bargaining rights of the people in wisconsin have been challenged? i'm telling you. he doesn't have comfortable shoes on, he has comfortable slippers on. and he put them on. of course, the excuse he always uses is oh, no, it would be a distraction. it would seem like -- of course it's political! it's a tough political fight. you know who they could use? they could use their leader. but he hasn't gone out there. he hasn't even said
the obama administration predicted. i think it's a time for straight talk diplomatically and i'm sure it is is happening between the obama administration is the mubarak government. >> i was talking to a senior administration official who said that mubarak may have sent these people out to show to the people of egypt and the world that he is needed during this next eight months for this transition, that he is not going to leave right away as the u.s. has been privately telling him that he has to do, that he is needed to preserve law and order. and that is not the military doing this, these are these people, mubarak supporters who have been seen in previous elections. they are known commonly as thugs. is that a credible scenario? >> you know, it's hard to believe that the attacks by these pro mubarak forces against these peaceful demonstrators were not ashifted by the government. it seems to me reasonable to assume that there was some government comris complicit in these attacks. for large days they were peaceful in tahrir square and they were kids. there were older people. there were s
but will president obama have him arrested as a terrorist? we'll debate that. >> and a corrupt judge accused by a mother of murder. wait until you hear this. megyn kelly with the story. >> bill: caution, you are to end the no-spin zone from l.a. the factor begins right now. >>> hi, i'm bill o'reilly reporting from southern california. president obama taking a big hit in the leadership department. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. the new poll shows that president obama's leadership status is the lowest level since he took office. national survey says 37% of likely voters now say mr. obama is doing a good or excellent job as a leader. 40% rate his performance as poor in the leadership department. that is down 7 points in just one month. now, there are two things in play. the union in wisconsin and turbulence in the arab world. as far as wisconsin is concerned they are taking a big hit because it remains chaotic and democrats have fled the state so there continue be a vote. that does not reflect well on the democratic party. what if it occurred in every state, nothing
: the obama administration seeps to be adding fuel to the fire. -- seems to be adding fuel to the fire. >> i think the president has his hands full with the federal deficit. he should stick to palling the federal budget. >> greta: karl rove is here to go on the record. first lt. governor clay fish joins us live. where are your 14 democratic senators tonight? >> i don't know i think they appeared on tv more than to the public. we would encourage them to show up at work in madison which is where their constituents need them. >> >> greta: when was the last time you have heard directly from these senators? >> i believe the senate majority leader did hear from leader miller later -- i'm sorry earlier today. i believe that was the last communication. most that we have heard from them, at this point is on television interviews. >> greta: somebody's gotta give. either the governor has to give or the state senate has to give somehow or the 14 senators who are in the state of illinois need to come back. who is going to give first? >> well, we have nothing to ác/judy as you her the governor say, we're
secretary and how the point of jay carney change president obama's messaging robert gibbs is probably sleeping in about now. happy valentine's day, chuck. >> i have my red tie on. i saw the budget going from the new executive office building on my way in. you can see it wrapped in the palettes of that crazy stuff. also governor hayley barber is running for president. wait until you see this interview. reports that popular energy drinks may pose serious health risks to young adults didn't see that coming. we will get to the president's budget just released. it's a plan for the nation to live within its means while investing in the future with targeted spending. >> it's the beginning of a battle of $3.7 trillion and reducing the deficit by 1.1 trillion over 10 years. 2/3 is from spending cuts and 1/3 from tax increases. obama's budget slashes $100 billion from summer school grants to the college pell grant system in order to continue funding other parts of the pell program. $78 billion in defense cuts and decreases in low income heating assistance by 50% and caps on itemized deductions
tonight, 51% of republican primary voters believe affirmatively that president obama was not born in america. what this means is that in order to be nominated for the republican nomination a republican has to pretend or actually deny that president obama is a legitimate president he would be running against. the lie that won't die is our top story tonight. and speaking of those republican candidates, where are they? why hasn't a serious candidate even declared yet? could it be as joe scarborough suggested obama will be very hard to beat next year? "morning joe" himself joins us tonight. plus, the phony case for war against iraq. there was no weapons of mass destruction. no wonder donald rumsfeld doesn't repeat the lie in his new book. the budget. i get the politics but why is president willing to cut programs he knows work. finally, we've been looking for a republican that would say limbaugh doesn't represent the republican party looks like someone has just volunteered for that job and boy did rush hit him back. let's begin with the lie that won't die our president is not one of
100 billion in spending. now comes round two, can they win the showdown with president obama and the democrats? for pain? oh, bayer aspirin? i'm not having a heart attack. it's my back. it works great f pain. [ male announcer nothing's proven to relieve pain better than extra strength bayer aspirin. it rushes relief to the site of pain. feel better? yeah. thanks for the tip. the smell of home made chili to the site of pain. whatever scents fill your household, purina tidy cats scoop helps neutralize odors in multiple cat homes... keeping your house smelling like it should. purina tidy cats scoop. keep your home smelling like home. >> after a heated internal battle over just how much to slash spending. house republicans announced late this week, what are the biggest cuts since world war ii, a total of 100 billion dollars from president obama's proposed 2011 budget. house budget committee chairman paul ryan had announced plans last week to cut government spending by about half that. but some of the g.o.p. insisted that didn't go far enough and were pushing for far deeper spend
society said ike was a communist, they now believe obama is an avatar of a burgeoning caliphate. >>> president obama defended his budget today, but did he really defend social security? my take on that. i'm coming. >>> also, tonight president clinton bias on the supreme court? clarence thomas is in trouble. >>> and expos are the tea party, a special available reveals where the money goes. the reporter who broke that story joins us. >>> first, let me show you what he said, and then i'll explain. >> you talked about social security medicare and medicaid. the truth is social security is not the huge contributor that the other two entitlements are. i'm confident we can get social security done in the same way that ronald reagan, tip o'neil were able to get it done, by parties coming together, making some modest adjustments, i think we can avoid slashing benefits, and i think we can make it stable and stronger for not only this generation, but for the next generation. >> stronger for the next generation. remember, tip o'neil and ronald reagan wound up making some cuts to social secur
. >> president obama defends his budget saying he took a scapel to the spending and not a machete and the president says his administration got egypt just about right but what about iran? live from our studio in washington. this the special report. >> shannon: good evening, i'm shannon bream in for brett baier. the president held a news conference to try to drum of support for just released budget proposal which has been criticized for not a plan dealing with entitlements. carl cameron reports on what republican lawmakers plan to do about the entitlement issue but we begin with white house correspondent mike emanuel on the sales pitch. >> the morning after his $3.7 trillion budget was released he held a news conference to defend it. >> the first step is to make sure we are stabilizing the current situation. >> he has taken a great deal of heat by not offering plans for bloated entitlements and medicare and medicaid. he is not trying to wait out the republicans. >> this is not a matter of you go first or i go first but everybody having a serious conversation about where we want to
haley is here. hannity starts right now. president obama was on damage control today after his unveiling of his budget monday. from the moment his 3.7 trillion dollar monstrosity was rolled up, conservatives, liberals and republicans -- >> the president: when it comes to difficult choices about our budget and priorities we have found common ground before. ronald reagan and tip o'neil came together to save social security. bill clinton at republican congress found a way to settle their differences and balance the budget. many democrats and republicans in congress today came together in december to pass a tax cut that has made phfrpbs' paychecks a little bigger this year and will spur additional economic growth this year. >> sean: despite the plea, -- republicans are angry over the fact it does little to address the record breaking deficit. >> we saw the president's budget yesterday. it is clear that it spends too much, borrows too much and taxes too much. the most irritating part to me, there's two parts, is that this will continue to hurt job creation in america. >> where is nancy pelosi
? michelle obama's words on the subject touched off a fiery debate and don't think you can predict where liberals and con conservatives come down on this one t is february 18, 2011, i'm savannah guthrie. >> everything have to be polar rising. >> apparently nothing sacred. >> i'm chuck off. get to the run down. maybe the next political story the next two years has been ignited in wisconsin. we are going to start in a showdown in the states. governors are slashing spending, cope with billions of dollars in budget short falls thanks to a whole bunch of reasons, medicaid new york more recovery act, the battle lines are drawn in many 2012 battleground states. many have ideologically conservative republican governors. >> to set the scene a little bit, 44 states are projecting combined deficits of 125 billion for 2012. this pits democrats against fiscally conservative governors, many of whom have just come into office. in which is, which the protests in their fourth straight day over governor so the scot walkers a plan to eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public employees and make
they need to get and stay elected. >>> plus president obama's looking to republicans at least like a winner next year. only five flawed or poorly known candidates look ready to take the plunge. to quote peggy lee, is that all there is? >>> also, who blinked on the government shutdown? democrats agree to cuts, but they were cuts president obama had already called for. the real story here may be that once again neither side is ready to actually cut those big ones. social security, medicare. you get hurt doing that stuff. >>> and did you catch this from the weekend? defense secretary robert gates told west point cadets that any defense chief like him who advises the president to send another large land army into asia, the middle east or africa should, quote, have his head examined. did gates the guy w. named secretary of defense just say the iraq war was a mistake, finally? >>> finally for us, let me finish tonight with a great man who made what may be his last appearance at the oscars last night. someone who truly deserves our praise. >>> we begin with what the republicans are up to as they t
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'll see you tomorrow night. >> greta: right now president obama is getting barbecued. raked over the colts for his new budget. he woke to blistering headlines -- each one worse than the next. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ forget you >> greta: many you know that was the g-rated version of that song. you get the point. even the usually adoring huffington post is attacking president obama president obama is not hiding. he's facing the media, defending his budget. >> the president: what we've done is we've been very specific in terms of how to stabilize the discretionary budget. to make sure we are not adding additional debt. by 2015. then, let's together democrats and republicans tackle these long term problems in a way that i think will ensure our fiscal health at the same time ensure we are making investments in the future. >> greta: here are the raw numbers. to put it in perspective, look at our budget last year. the bulk is spent on medicare, medicaid, social security and defense. you can see that on the chart. president obama's budget does not cut a dime from medicare, medicaid or social s
. >>> president obama is the same guy he was a man of the middle. today he went into the lion's den, the united states chamber of congress. the republican leaning group he's done battle with for over two years. our leader will do anything to get this economy moving and creating jobs. and sarah palin's out there preaching journalism, the politician who couldn't tell katie couric wt she reads is now telling us what to write. she wants to teach us fair and balanced like where she works over at fox. >>> on the 100th anniversary of his birth, ronald reagan has become that rare transcended figure in american politics. i have questions for the people that made the big documentary on him. would reagan who opposed aggression have attacked iraq? finally, i know the lyrics to "the star spangled banner" are tough, but couldn't christina aguilera have learned the words before presenting it to the world? ♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars ♪ ♪ the perilous fight ♪ what so proudly we watched ♪ as the twilight's last gleaming ♪ >> tonight's side show. we start with glenn beck. david brock is the
abandoned their jobs. >> elections have retribution, consequences. when our country elected obama president, the republicans didn't run out of the country and start complaining. our state turned red in november. if the democrats want to see something different, they needki rally their wagons and come back and get back into power and they can change things. >> our showing support for what their constituents want. collective bargaining and union busting is not a way to solve a budget. >> is it union busting when you say that i don't want to fire a single worker? isn't that being pro-worker? [ talking over each other ] >> our district -- >> we won, you lost when he came in. i'm sorry, we are in the majority right now. i'm a republican. walker is a republican. so is the assembly and senate. the senators need to come back and do their job. mark miller is my senator, sadly he needs to man-up, all of them need to man-up and do their job. they need their paychecks taken from them. they have no reason to be out there. [ applause ] unions as was the first president of the afl-cio. both made a distinc
president obama see it differently. he told a local reporter, quote, some of what i heard coming out of wisconsin where you are making public employees to collective bargain generally seems like an assault on unions and it's very important to understand that public employees they are neighbors and friends. >> when asked, whether he was taking sides? >> he expressed his opinion directly. >> shannon: one official says the dnc has been organizing rallies activatelogy phone backs to lobby lawmakers. the bill exempts local firefighters, police officers and members of the wisconsin state patrol but can it could have a major impact on teachers who have been adding force. >> as much as the economics is important our ability to defend our students' right to fair education is on the line. >> dnc is involved in a similar show down playing out in ohio. they urged them dnc to suspend tactics. this is not the way you begin an adult conversation. >> brett: much more on this on the panel. >>> back here in washington, congress is considering cuts to federal spending. that is prompting howlswls from o
? what about the muslim brotherhood? ambassador bolton is here. >> president obama hailing the resignation of egypt's president. what about our friends ouryl allies, do they think our president handled this well or do they think president obama threw president mubarak an ally, under the bus? karl >> greta: egypt is in the middle of a fragile transition period. no one knows what is going to happen there. is worry islamic extremists will be a powerful force. the muslim brotherhood is demanding the military turn power over to a civilian-led government. john bolton joins us. everyone here in the united states seems content that the military is taking over. first of all, [ unintelligible ] if the muslim brotherhood wants it turned over to civilian that not going to help. >> military is in control the same way it was in the 50s when it overthrew king farouk. they've been there before. it demonstrates the real regime is the military. it wasn't mubarak although he was president for 30 years this is a momentous change. i don't think there's any guarantee the military going quietly.
described by "the new york times" as the political machine for president obama. the president's chief political apparatus. if you good to their website, you will see a message saying, "organizing for america is mobilizing on the ground in wisconsin to defend the rights of public 'em mroipies by an attempt by the governor to take away their right to organize." this is not necessarily all grassroots, that it's very much organized by the d.n.c. and the president's chief political apparatus. on the third day of protest, which we're watching today, teachers staging a mass sick out. they're angry over a budget bill that will strip them of bargaining rights. dozens of schools had to be closed. the 14 senate democrats that high-tailed it out of the state yesterday so they could not be arrested by law enforcement and forced back by a vote have not been seen since, leaving that vote hanging in the balance. it will not take placen the senate until they get at least one democrat. chris, the agency, the url is barack obama.com, is very much on the ground. >> and they called it an assault on unions
, the big right-wing lie. no matter how many times president obama says his's a christian, there's no beating back the drumbeat from the right that he's a muslim. or something like it. check out this graphic moment from fox news with republican caucus voters in iowa. >> i believe that he is a muslim. >> you do? >> yes. >> how many of you believe that here? >> wow. >> wow, that's ten raised hands out of 25 republican caucus voters. 40%, they believe this nonsense apparently. remember, these are the folks who pick the next gop presidential nominee. the iowa republican caucus attenders. republicans, religion and reality, our top story tonight. plus, suspicions confirmed. when all those tea partiers won in november, they threatened more trouble to republicans, we thought. well, here it goes. tea parties helped vote down an extension of the patriot act. o tea party himself last night. the right wingers always talk about freedom and liberty, so why are they lining up behind the old guard in egypt and not the people on the streets? the protesters in tahir square. could they see freedom
obama will be unveiling his 2012 budget. pitting the white house plans against the gop house. as they promise to slash $100 billion this year and if democrats won't work with them, molly henneberg said. >> steve what is in the president's 2012 budget? >> its blueprint that aims to reduce the deficit by $1.1 trillion over two years and cost cutting measures including grants to the state, airport funding and public health programs. here is how the budget director describes it. >> we have to start living within our means. our budget will get us over the next several years to the point where we can look at the american people in the eye and say we're not adding to the debt anymore. we're spending money we have each year and then we can work on bringing down our national debt. >> reporter: the budget cuts to defense spending but does not cut the third rail of politics, medicare and social security. >> gregg: the entitlement programs, steve, the president seems to be responding to gop demands for the budget cuts what is the republican reaction so far? >> reporter: they don't think
.s. from drowning in debt. president obama is going to address. he previewed his 2012 budget. >> so after a decade of rising deficits, this budget asks washington to live within it's means, at the same time investing in our future. it cuts what we can't afford to pay for what we can't do without. that is what families do in hard times and that is what our country has to do as well. >> jamie: will it do enough to take on deficits topping 1.4 tripled. some republicans say, it doesn't even come close. john, good to see. how much is too much when it comes to spending? >> we are borrowing 43 cents out of every dollar we are spending. that is way too much. we continued on that path, we become italy. >> jamie: president says we have to do investing in future. are their areas that cause you more concern than others in terms of what the money will be spent on? >> the president said this is our sputnik moment but high speed rail is a train to nowhere. it's not workable in this country and there are other problems with that. i question whether the president is trying to pay off certain special inter
report on the latest on the developing story later in the show. >> gregg: president obama preparing to address the u.s. congress tomorrow and he will attempt to win the support of business leaders. >> it's a short walk from the white house to the chamber of commerce but there is a big divide between the two. complicating the relationship, they helped the republicans win back to the house. their leaders say the president's health care law is bad for business. plus last fall the chamber may have used foreign money to air ads attacking democrats. >> if we make america the best place to do business, businesses should make their mark here in america. they should set up shop here and hire workers and pay decent wages. >> this relationship could be for a number of reasons. elections are warming up but the chamber focuses on congressional races that will have influence over voters. voters the president needs for reelection. if you are on the same side of an important fight winning congressional support with a trade agreement for south korea. business leaders like that he has appointed bill
obama's health care reform but today they against president obama's health care reform, but they interrupted his speech with applause. not as much as o'reilly interrupted him yesterday. >> thank you. i'm here in the interest of being more neighborly. >> president obama's monday begins with a standing ovation from a major opponent. the u.s. chamber of commerce. >> he is walking into the lion's den. >> president obama tries mending fences with big business. >> this is clearly the bill daley white house strategy. >> i top the encourage you to get in the game. >> the chief of staff, then cozying up to the chamber. >> that's a really bad idea. >> where does that leave progressives? howard dean will explain. >> liberal democrats like myself thinking with the president and the chamber of commerce about how to create jobs. >> you have the chamber of commerce spending millions to run against the democrats and the health care legislation. >> applause the day after the president suffers nonstop bill o'reilly interruptions. >> you will see how often i had to interrupt him. >> he as
do starting this week. >> sean: let me ask you about president obama's involvement. the president has come out in support of the unions, obviously. he didn't put forward a budget that he was going to balance. he was cheerleading for those in the end would be pushing for bankruptcy and insolvency. what make of the president's involvement and the dnc and the president's group organizing for america? >> the president of the united states should start focusing on balancing the federal budget. it is a horrible mess. it is what diving these passive problems. -- what is driving these massive problems. the people who are here from wisconsin over the past week and over the weekend, the tens of thousands of protesters have every right to have their voices heard. i've said repeatedly i'm not going to let their voices over power the voices of the legitimate taxpayers who hired me to get the budget balanced. to show wisconsin is open for business. you have tens of thousands of protesters from chicago and nevada and new jersey and other places -- >> sean: one last question. you have said emphatical
news alert. president obama spoke out about libya an hour ago and called the bloodshed outrageous and unacceptable and said he will look at a full range of options to respond. white house correspondent wendell goler has details. >> reporter: in his first on-camera comment about the libyan crisis since it began, president obama insisted the violence against the people of that country come to an end. >> the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it's unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot protesters and further punish people of libya. >> reporter: the president has been underfire from conservatives, including sarah palin, a potential challenger in 2012 for not commenting earlier in a crisis in a facebook posting palin said, "now is the time to speak out for the long-suffering libyan people." while other countries have been able to evacuate some of their citizens the u.s. has not been able to dock a chartered ferry to tri poe lie until today. and they made it clear that the president is focused on the passengers. >> the safety of american citizens is obviously a concern
saw on the streets over the last several days, the violence that president obama, as recently as tuesday night, was laudsing t military because they prevents it and calling for further acts of nonviolence, that has deteriorated quickly. the secretary of defense, other top white house officials, in frequent contact with counterparts in egypt but serving to illustrate the fact the white house has a limits amount of influence over the situation right now. >> so the facts are, from january 25th, when demonstrators started to gather and put on the pressure to get mubarak's attention, they've now gotten mubarak's attention. he's making this announcement that he's not going to run for re-election. however, since that announcement, we've seen nothing but the chaos continue to grow. and tomorrow is the day of departure that these organizers have called upon mubarak to leave and things are going to change. when the president and the administration are hearing that what are their fears for what's going to happen tomorrow when mubarak does not step down and vacate? >> reporter: i think th
they have been waiting for. >> the crowd in tahrir square cheering. today, barack obama praised a successful peaceful revolution. >> there are very few moments in our lives where we have the privilege to witness history taking place. and this is one of those moments. this is one of those times. the people of egypt have spoken, their voices have been heard and egypt will never be the same. by stepping down, president mubarak responded to the egyptian people's hunger for change. >> he is exactly right. now the celebration has not died down yet. people are still in the square, celebrating right now. even though it's 1:00 in the morning in cairo. now tonight, we're going to try to explain exactly why this revolution happened, how it happened and what will rise up now that the old regime has gone down. joining me now from cairo is msnbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard engel. i want to talk to you about the people in the streets. i have seen you throughout the day. i want to know who they are. is it mainly the youth, a cross section, middle class, laborers? who are they? >> right now, it is
on michelle obama, encouraging mothers to breast-feed. >>> we begin in bahrain. a key ally in the middle east. we see the turmoil there. protesters criticizing the royal family, calling on them to step down. tens of thousands of protesters were driven from the streets by tear gas and rubber bullets overnight. at least two were killed and hundreds wounded. and miguel marquez is right in the middle of it and joins us this morning. miguel? >> reporter: george, 2 people at least five people were killed here and 100 people injured in a surprise crackdown that shocked everybody here last night. the streets of manama are very quiet today. the military is in charge. what began as a peaceful demonstration, in an instant, became a violent melee. hundreds of heavily-armed police swept through pearl square in the heart of manama bahrain's capital city. men, women and children were camping out after a day of protests here. it began a little after 3:00 a.m. helicopters circled overhead. police, in huge numbers, began pushing towards the square. i called abc news radio to report what
. that comes as u.s. officials say talks are under way between the obama administration and top egyptian officials about the possible, immediate resignation of mubarak. according to the officials, the white house has decided that mubarak must go now and be replaced by a transitional government. although there are a number of possible scenarios, the preferred option would be a coalition led by the country's newly appointed vice president omar suleiman, which would include military leaders in all elements of the opposition, including the muslim brotherhood. in a statement yesterday, the white house said vice president joe biden stressed to his egyptian counterpart that the egyptian government is responsible for ensuring that peaceful demonstrations don't lead to violence and intimidation. but in his first interview since the unrest began, mubarak remained defiant, telling abc news, "i am fed up. after 62 years in public life, i've had enough. i want to go, but if i resign today, there will be chaos. i told obama, you don't understand the egyptian culture and what would happen if i step dow
this is home to obama, oprah, michael jordan, as you know, the birthplace of one william russell geist. my home can be visited for only 25 bucks per visitor. the biggest name in town now, rahm emanuel, still on the ballot, opening up a big lead in the race to become the next city's mayor a wgn poll out shows emanuel just one percentage away in this pool from the 50 percentage points he would need to avoid a runoff on february 22nd. we'll get into that mayor's race later on. right now it's 4:30 a.m. in chicago. let's wake up together slowly. some help from the bar. shoot me an e-mail at waytooearly@msnbc.com or do what jake does, text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. more from chicago later in the show, first major overnight developments in egypt. thousands of anti-government protesters are packed into cairo's main square while others have gathered outside the city's presidential palace. the demonstrations come a day after a defiant president mubarak refused to step down despite widespread speculation yesterday that he would. to
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